|While the primary focus of my private collection centers around those items related to WWII United States military pilots, a portion of my collection
consists of various items related to WWII German Luftwaffe and NSFK (glider) pilots. This page displays just a small cross-section of the Luftwaffe and
NSFK related items within my private collection. These items show an interesting contrast between the equipment issued to American pilots and their
German adversaries in the air war during WWII.
Any WWII German items in my private collection are specifically attributed to German aviators and German aviation. The inclusion of these items in my
private collection is for historical aviation interest only. I do not believe in, subscribe to or make excuses for the beliefs of the German government during
|A Fliegerstahlhelm, model SSK-90 Luftwaffe Flight Protection helmet, manufactured exclusively by the Siemens Corporation. These helmets were designed to be worn over the
various types of standard Luftwaffe cloth and leather flight helmets. Made of hinged steel plates and covered in soft leather, these helmets were designed to protect the
wearer from shrapnel wounds to the head during combat.
The Luftwaffe adopted these helmets for use on May 8, 1941. Due to their weight, just over 4 pounds, these helmets were withdrawn from service on May 26, 1941, remaining in
service for less than a month. These helmets are more rare than any of the standard issue flight helmets due to their limited issuance and use in combat. They are commonly
misidentified as "German jet pilot" helmets.
|A Luftwaffe enlisted man's overseas cap, shown with an
original era photograph of an enlisted man wearing the same
type of cap.
|A pair of wartime era Luftwaffe related desktop eagle awards/trophies.
|The swastika from the tail portion of a Messerschmitt 109
(Me-109). This piece was taken from a down German
aircraft in the North African theater by USAAF bomber
pilot Col. Harry R. Burrell. For additional information about
Col. Burrell and this fascinating piece of history, visit the
page related to Col. Burrell here.
|A model LKp S 101 Summer pilots flight helmet (left) complete with all electronics and displayed with period
Luftwaffe flight goggles. Also shown to the right is a summer
weight, FK34 Flight Crew helmet, also displayed with period Luftwaffe goggles.
|A model LKp W 101 Winter pilots flight helmet (left) complete with all electronics
and displayed with period Luftwaffe flight goggles. Also shown to the right is a
model K33, winter weight flight crew helmet, displayed with period Luftwaffe
|A model LKp N 101 "Netzkopfhaube" netted pilots flight helmet (left), complete
with all electronics and displayed with period Luftwaffe flight goggles. Shown to
the right is an early model glider pilots flight helmet, displayed with period
Luftwaffe flight goggles. This particular flight helmet came from the estate of an
|An original set of hand stamps and their original desk stand which
once belonged to Korpsfuhrer Friedrich Christiansen (shown above
in a period photo.) This is one of several items in my collection
which once personally belonged to Christiansen.
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|A privately purchased and personalized NSFK flier's flight helmet.